Frequencies for QLD & SA Rail Freight

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Peter_J Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane

I have just recently purchased a Uniden  UBC93XLT handheld scanner so am after rail frequencies for QR, PacNat & PacNatQld and other freight operators in Qld & SA.

Either I am looking in the wrong places or am blind as a bat but can't seem to find anything  Embarassed

I am after Qld because I live in Brisbane & am after SA because I will be in Adelaide late November.

Please help!!!

 
2001 - Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.

Sure.

Just program your scanner to cover the 418.000 range.

You'll hear the ARTC transmissions, plus GWA. Take note that from around the middle of next year the ARTC are switching to the digital network, as have, and will, other operators.

That will reduce the amount of rail transmissions you'll be able to receive on your scanner.

 
Colhad Chief Commissioner

Location: Watching 2300 class hauled coalies out at Wulkuraka.

That's no good, looks like I just wasted 200 bucks then.

 
railscan Locomotive Fireman

Location: Beside a railway line somewhere

Sure.

Just program your scanner to cover the 418.000 range. You'll hear the ARTC transmissions, plus GWA. Take note that from around the middle of next year the ARTC are switching to the digital network, as have, and will, other operators. That will reduce the amount of rail transmissions you'll be able to receive on your scanner.

- 2001

You have not wasted your money. Despite the fact that ARTC will be switching to the Next G platform, there will still be a significant amount of traffic to be heard.

The Next G system will be for train control, yards, depots and mainline shunting will still be on the conventional channels.

Also at this stage QR is not too impressed with the new systems and will be sticking with its analogue conventional radio network for a little time yet - smart move in my humble opinion.

Nevertheless, enter between 418.1000 and 420.000 MHz, the majority of rail radio traffic is in this portion of the band. Naturally some small operators have allocation outside it.

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Colhad Chief Commissioner

Location: Watching 2300 class hauled coalies out at Wulkuraka.

yeah, they're the frequencies I use but mainly pick up suburbans. Although its hard to say if at times I'm picking up Toowoomba coalies out at Ippy sometimes.

 
scubs Chief Commissioner

Location: Geebung, Brisbane

QRIG has all QLD frequencies

http://www.qrig.org/community/rail-enthusiasts-guide/scanner-frequencies

 
Yesman Chief Train Controller

I can recieve QRs Far West control on UHF 44.

 
Johnmc - Moderator Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland

I can recieve QRs Far West control on UHF 44.

- Yesman

One of those "special" channels you need to have a techy mate for?  Wink

 
railscan Locomotive Fireman

Location: Beside a railway line somewhere

I can recieve QRs Far West control on UHF 44.

- Yesman



One of those "special" channels you need to have a techy mate for?  Wink

- Johnmc

You don't need a techy mate, you just need to know the right people.

Try 418.7750.

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MrB Station Master

Location: the moon

Has the Frequencies for the Mt Isa line Change? mine was working 2 weeks ago and now im not getting any Railway?

thanks

 
railscan Locomotive Fireman

Location: Beside a railway line somewhere

Has the Frequencies for the Mt Isa line Change? mine was working 2 weeks ago and now im not getting any Railway? thanks

- MrB

There has been a re-alignment of some frequencies across Queensland. I am still working on the ways and means of them. In the meantime, the best course is to search between 418.1000 and 420.0000 MHz. This is where the majority of train control and shunt frequencies are located.

If Mt Isa area is one of those that use simplex, then 411.0000 to 412.0000 MHz is where to look.

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